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Archive: Jun 2014

Happy Fourth of July from San Diego Beer and Wine Tours!

Happy Independence Day! Today's the day the United States formally declared its independence from Great Britain, way back in 1776.  Fourth of July celebrations include displaying the American flag, parades, and fireworks, not to mention the all-important barbecues. All of those are wonderful, but we’d like to suggest a slightly different way of celebrating this great day. If you are thinking, “Hmmm, we bet this involves beer,” you’d be absolutely right.  Here’s our idea for a patriotic afternoon of leisurely local craft beer sippin’: Green Flash Hop Head Red (1 bottle) Avery Brewing Company’s White Rascal (1 bottle) Repeat as necessary.  The red ale and white beer represent, of course, the red and white stripes of our great nation’s flag.  But what about the blue? we can hear you asking now.  That took some special legwork, and you have to go…

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June 30, 2014

San Diego Beer and Wine Tours Loves San Diego Craft Beer Month!

Did you know that June is San Diego Craft Beer Month?   Yes, we know it's almost over. We have been out sampling all the delights San Diego's beer scene has to offer! But if you've missed it so far, don't worry.  There's still a solid week of events left, and plenty of beer to go around.  Here's a smattering of them. If you like beer flights – and who doesn't? – stop by Carnita's Snack Shack in North Park. Their tastings are $7 per flight, every night, and always local beers.  And they're all delicious!  Try some of their food, too. Modern Times Brewery is dropping a new beer this week, just ahead of its first anniversary party next month.  What a year it's been for them! If you haven't tried out their beer before, now's the time. No,…

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June 24, 2014

Happy Midsummer’s Day from San Diego Beer and Wine Tours!

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” –Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream   Happy Midsummer! This is the shortest night and the longest day in the northern hemisphere.  While it's not cooling down any time soon, this is the end of the lengthening days, and it is a slow march to winter from here on out. Astronomically speaking, this is the beginning of summer and precursor to the hot Dog Days.   In many European traditions, this is the night to burn bonfires and pluck golden flowers to keep evil spirits from your doorstep for the rest of the year.   It is also traditionally thought to be the night of the year that magic is strongest, so watch out!…

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June 21, 2014

San Diego Beer And Wine Tours Is Turning 4!

The San Diego Beer and Wine Tours team is so grateful to all of the tour guests who have made these past four years possible. San Diego Beer & Wine Tours was born out of Founder, Shira’s, passion for great wine and gourmet food. What started as a walking tour company has blossomed into a…

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June 12, 2014

Enter for a chance to celebrate Father’s Day with a FREE Winery Train Tour!

Father’s Day is coming up and we want to help you make dad’s day one to remember. We’re giving away a free San Diego Winery Train Tour to one lucky winner. What better way to pamper dad than with a tasty adventure that includes wine tasting, gourmet treats and a guided historic walk through some of San Diego’s best urban & boutique wineries? On this 5 hour Guided Winery Train Tour dad can enjoy: ·         Beautiful Coastal Views as he rides the train in style! ·         VIP Wine tasting, 18 tastes in all. You can even choose craft beer at one of the stops!! ·         Gourmet lunch with fine wine, cheese & chocolate pairings. ·         The opportunity to explore San Diego history on guided historic walks. ·         A behind the scenes look into the wine making process. ·         A wine…

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June 3, 2014

San Diego Beer and Wine Tours Wants You to Have a Great Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day! Today's the day that we stop to thank our fathers for doing their part to bring us into the world – and raise us! Did you know that Father's Day isn't a very old holiday? In 1972, then-president Richard Nixon signed a proclamation that made the day a federal holiday. So Father's Day is probably younger than your dad, which means he labored away, unappreciated, for years before there was finally a day delegated just for him.  We'd love to make up for that, so we found this list of Dad-themed craft brews he can try out. Better yet, we've also put together a special beer tour just for him. (You can come too, of course!  In fact, we'd love to see you there.)  We love our moms, but we don't think dads get as much thanks as they…

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June 1, 2014